World War Two Date Due: Week 8 Term 1 / Week 8 Term 3



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Year 10 Assessment Task Notification Course: History

World War Two

Date Due: Week 8 Term 1 / Week 8 Term 3

Weighting: 40 %

Task Type: Research and Source Analysis

Outcomes:

  • HT5-5 Identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process

  • HT5-6 Uses relevant evidence from sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia

  • HT5-7 Explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia

Demonstration of Outcomes: Students are to research a chosen area of WW2 and select and analyse 3 historical sources from their chosen area. They will demonstrate their understanding of the sources and their ability to analyse sources through specific analysis questions and a creative writing task.


Task Outline:

1. Choose ONE area of WW2 from the following list: Prisoners of War, Weapons of WW2, the Australian Home Front, the Role of Women, Government Propaganda, the Kokoda Campaign, the Bombing of Darwin, Australians in the Pacific War, Australians in North Africa, RAAF actions in Europe or the presence of soldiers from the United States in Australia.

2. Research your chosen topic and write a 200-300 word summary of the most significant or important aspects of your topic. This summary must be in your own words.

3. Find THREE historical sources that relate to your chosen topic. You must have at least ONE secondary and ONE primary source.

4. Each source must be accompanied by a source analysis in two parts

Part A: a description of the nature of the source including what it is, the author, date, whether it is primary or secondary

Part B: a detailed analysis of the purpose and message of the source including the audience, purpose, message or information in the source and whether there is any bias in the source. (For example how has the author’s purpose affected the information in the source)

An example of the analysis required has been provided for you.



5. Create your own primary written historical source. To do this you will have to imagine you are alive during WW2 and living through your chosen topic. You could write a letter, make an entry in a diary, write a script for a radio interview or choose something else that interests you. Your source should include information such as your experience and role in the war, your day to day activities and how you felt about what was happening around you. It should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of your particular topic. Your source should be between 300-500 words long.


  • historical sources that show Australian support for AND/OR opposition to the Vietnam War.




















Task Preparation:

  • Australia’s involvement in WW2 and the skills required to analyse sources will be taught in class.

  • Some class time will be allocated to work on your task. However, the majority of the task will be completed at home.

  • You will need access to the internet to find your historical sources. If you do not have access to the internet please speak to your class teacher for alternative arrangements.


Submission Requirements:

  • Your task will be submitted on A4 paper on the due date.


Policy Requirements: If an assessment task is submitted late or a student does not attend an assessment task, and there is no successful illness / misadventure appeal, students will receive a zero for that task. Students should still submit the task to gain necessary feedback. All work presented in assessment tasks and examinations (including submitted works and practical examinations), must be your own. Forms of malpractice or misconduct in an assessment task by a student may result in a zero for that task.

Marking Criteria: Students’ work will be marked according to how well they:

Criteria

5

Outstanding

4

High

3

Sound

2

Basic

1

Limited

0

Non-Attempt

1. Provide a relevant, detailed summary of their chosen topic in their own words. (200-300 words)



















2. Select a variety of 3 appropriate sources (at least 1 primary and 1 secondary) and provide an accurate, detailed, description of each source including the nature of the source, author, date, and whether it is primary or secondary.



















3. Provide a detailed analysis of each source including information on the purpose, audience, message or information the source provides and any possible bias in the source.



















4. Produce a creative, historically accurate and detailed primary source that demonstrates understanding of the chosen topic (300-500 words)



















Total /20 Grade



















Outstanding High Sound Basic Limited

A 18-20 B 15-17 C 11-14 D 7-10 E 0-6

Source Analysis Example

This is an example of a source and the type of analysis that should accompany the source. The chosen topic is government propaganda.



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/coming_south_(awm_artv09225).jpg

Part A: Description

This is a poster from 1942. The author is the Australian government. It is a primary source.



Part B: Analysis

This poster was produced by the Australian government to warn the Australian people about the threat of a Japanese invasion. Posters were a popular way of spreading information before the invention of television. The purpose of the poster was to create fear in the Australian people in order to motivate them to become more involved in the war effort. The message in the poster is that Australians were going to die if the Japanese invaded. In order to stop the invasion Australians needed to either join the military or work hard in industries in Australia that supported the war effort. There is evidence of bias in the source as the Japanese threat is exaggerated as it unlikely that all Australians would die if the Japanese invaded. The government needed more people to enlist in the war effort and so created a poster to instil fear in the population.



Source Analysis Example

This is another source analysis example from a secondary source. The chosen area is the role of women



About 3,500 Australian Army nurses served either overseas or in Australia during World War II. Those who served close to the battlefield experienced at first hand not only the discomforts of makeshift field hospitals, including mud, dust, bad food, and lack of normal amenities, but also the risks and horrors of war.

Many army nurses sacrificed their health and well-being in the service of Australia. Some sacrificed their lives. 

Sixty-five Australian Army nurses were evacuated from Singapore on the small ship Vyner Brooke shortly before Britain's "impregnable fortress" fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. Only twenty-four of those nurses survived to return to Australia in 1945. Twelve died when their ship was bombed and sunk by Japanese planes. Twenty-one survivors were slaughtered by Japanese soldiers when they reached Bangka Island in lifeboats. Eight survivors died as prisoners in Japanese hell camps.

www.battleforaustralia.org

Part A: This is an extract from a website. The author is the organisation Battle for Australia. The organisation came into existence in 2002. It is a secondary source.



Part B: The purpose of this source is to provide the general public information about the role of Australian Army nurses in World War Two. It was written by the organisation called Battle for Australia. . As stated on their web page, the organisation is particularly focused on increasing the understanding by young people of the events in the Pacific during 1942-1943. The source provides information about the conditions nurses faced and the sacrifices they made in World War Two. However, because the website was created by an independent organisation that is open to anyone, it is possible that the information may not be completely reliable. Although there does not appear to be any bias in this source.

Marking Criteria: Students’ work will be marked according to how well they:

Criteria

5

Outstand-ing

4

High

3

Sound

2

Basic

1

Limited

0

Non-Attempt

1. Provide a relevant, detailed summary of their chosen topic in their own words. (200-300 words)



















2. Select a variety of 3 appropriate sources (at least 1 primary and 1 secondary) and provide an accurate, detailed, description of each source including the nature of the source, author, date, and whether it is primary or secondary.



















3. Provide a detailed analysis of each source including information on the purpose, audience, message or information the source provides and any possible bias in the source.



















4. Produce a creative, historically accurate and detailed primary source that demonstrates understanding of the chosen topic (300-500 words)



















Total /20 Grade



















Outstanding High Sound Basic Limited

A 18-20 B 15-17 C 11-14 D 7-10 E 0-6

Marking Criteria: Students’ work will be marked according to how well they:

Criteria

5

Outstand-ing

4

High

3

Sound

2

Basic

1

Limited

0

Non-Attempt

1. Provide a relevant, detailed summary of their chosen topic in their own words. (200-300 words)



















2. Select a variety of 3 appropriate sources (at least 1 primary and 1 secondary) and provide an accurate, detailed, description of each source including the nature of the source, author, date, and whether it is primary or secondary.



















3. Provide a detailed analysis of each source including information on the purpose, audience, message or information the source provides and any possible bias in the source.



















4. Produce a creative, historically accurate and detailed primary source that demonstrates understanding of the chosen topic (300-500 words)



















Total /20 Grade



















Outstanding High Sound Basic Limited

A 18-20 B 15-17 C 11-14 D 7-10 E 0-6

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